No phones on the move


December 1st will see the introduction of a ban in the UK on the use of all hand-held devices while driving. That means no mobile phones, unless they are used hands-free.

As David Appleton, partner in the employment and incentives department at solicitors Lewis Silkin explains in today's 'Independent', employers will also be guilty of an offence if they tell employees to use a handheld while driving - even if they are stopped at lights or stuck in a traffic jam.

"This adds yet another burden to firms which provide cars to their staff for business purposes, because they are already grappling with a surprising list of issues," he says.

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